OC-centric Shallow

For Ruth, the O.C., florid and pure

there it was.
The endowment was bequested
to POETRY magazine.
The Eli Lilly widow’s 2003
was a banner year
for gifts, for life, for language,
you’ve felt a renewed hope for
your dead, dead
(Empty? Forsaken? Barren?)
Poetry. Poesy, posies…
You prey upon the culture
around you, within you, upon you
and you are Us. And
You are thus told, nay
commanded, commandeered, commended
to know about The O.C..
Newport. The lives of the rich
(Empty? Forsaken? Barren?)
in turn prey upon you.
And you love Seth Cohen. Desire
knows not these constraints,
these passionate ties
of 8 through 9pm on Thursdays.
They occur
And you take a breath (deeply!). And
contain your desire, and
sit up in your couch, and
Grab your notepad.
Are you pretty sexy?
What sort of knickers are you wearing?
These are not lines that Seth would ask of you.
He listens not to you, but he reads
and, verbally, you smile upon him (deeply!)
And the theme music begins. This
Means you are the Winter to his
Actually, I’ve never seen The O.C.; I’m sure it’s pretty good.
The O.C. airs Thursdays at 8PM EST on FOX.
Earlier: O.C.-centric entries, which may or may not avoid both iambic pentameter and high-school caliber angst.

5 replies on “For Ruth, the O.C., florid and pure”

I like your poem. You have a lot of talent. I don’t want you to take this the wrong way, you should definitely keep trying poetry, it’s totally cool and I can tell you might be really good at it someday, but your poem doesn’t rhyme. You should totally try and make it rhyme.
Don’t mess with VIKI. She’s just a little robot trying to get by. So vulnerable and strong and beautiful. She will rule us one day. At the left hand of Dagon.
Arliss, now that’s a bad show.

I’ve often pondered blocking Comedy Central so I never have to see one millisecond of Crank Yankers. I’ve already blocked Fox, so I never see OC.
I like Tracey McBean though, she rocks.

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